Police Discretion with Young Offenders

Description of Figure II.2 Proportion of apprehended young persons charged, Canada, 1977-2000

Figure II.2 shows the percentage of young persons charged with criminal offences in Canada, between 1977 and 2000.

(Note: For the purposes of this text file, estimates have been made of percentages shown in the actual figure.)

  • 1977 56%
  • 1978 52%
  • 1979 53%
  • 1980 55%
  • 1981 59%
  • 1982 56%
  • 1983 55%
  • 1984 No data
  • 1985 No data
  • 1986 65%
  • 1987 61%
  • 1988 64%
  • 1989 66%
  • 1990 69%
  • 1991 69%
  • 1992 67%
  • 1993 67%
  • 1994 66%
  • 1995 66%
  • 1996 66%
  • 1997 60%
  • 1998 62%
  • 1999 62%
  • 2000 58%

Sources: 1977-1996: Carrington (1999); 1997-2000: UCR Survey.

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